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Sep 2

Students head to school Tuesday in 33 Long Island districts

More than 130,000 students returned Tuesday to Long Island schools now entering their third year with coursework reflecting Common Core academic standards — national guidelines that have proved a challenge to teachers and families alike. Helping out and reporting from Copiague and Freeport, part of #Newsday's back-to-school coverage
Castlegould from below. Part of the Gold Coast estate of Howard Gould  and later Daniel Guggenheim, this tower, made in imitation of Irish castles, became a fancy stable when the Gould lady of the house didn’t think it suited her. It’s now an aging structure in the Sands Point Preserve in the Village of Sands Point, Long Island, #NY.

Castlegould from below. Part of the Gold Coast estate of Howard Gould and later Daniel Guggenheim, this tower, made in imitation of Irish castles, became a fancy stable when the Gould lady of the house didn’t think it suited her. It’s now an aging structure in the Sands Point Preserve in the Village of Sands Point, Long Island, #NY.

The view from Long Island’s North Shore this afternoon in Sands Point, NY.

The view from Long Island’s North Shore this afternoon in Sands Point, NY.

Special election ordered for contested Hempstead schools seat

Hempstead school district voters upset about mixed outcome of education commissioner’s review. Said a resident: “You are telling all of the people who came out … that no matter what you guys did in May, and that you did it correctly, because you did it in the voting booth, that wasn’t good enough.” Helped on this story yesterday.

Feds: Over 2,000 unaccompanied immigrant minors arrived on Long Island this year - Newsday

Classic Hempstead. While out reporting noticed the façade of this building, the “Hempstead Bank,” in the New York village of the same name. The boarded window and door told me no transactions have taken place there in some time.

Classic Hempstead. While out reporting noticed the façade of this building, the “Hempstead Bank,” in the New York village of the same name. The boarded window and door told me no transactions have taken place there in some time.

#NY pizza therapy before the work week starts. No fork or knife needed. Thank you.

#NY pizza therapy before the work week starts. No fork or knife needed. Thank you.

Looks like #NYC parking signs have been redesigned. The fines probably remain the same.

Looks like #NYC parking signs have been redesigned. The fines probably remain the same.

I knew these as limoncillos growing up. Others call them quenepas. Translation: Spanish lime, or if you prefer Latin: “Melicoccus bijugatus.” Under any name, a delicious Tropical treat tonight.

I knew these as limoncillos growing up. Others call them quenepas. Translation: Spanish lime, or if you prefer Latin: “Melicoccus bijugatus.” Under any name, a delicious Tropical treat tonight.

Sunday treat.

Sunday treat.